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Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie: there has never been any mercy in her young life. Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil. Her mother, consumed by her own fear and hate, won't stand her ground to save Mercy either.
The Pastor has robbed Mercy of innocence and love, a husband and her child. Not a single person seems capable of standing up to the Pastor's unrestrained evil. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands.
Her heart was hardened to love long before she took on the role of judge, jury, and executioner of the Pastor. She just didn't realize the retribution she thought would save her, might turn her into the very thing she hated most.
Sent away by her angry and grieving mother, Mercy's path is unclear until she meets a young preacher headed to counsel a pregnant couple. Sure that her calling is to protect the family, Mercy is drawn into a different life on the other side of the mountain where she slowly discovers true righteousness has nothing evil about it--and that there might be room for her own stained and shattered soul to find shelter. . . and even love.
Mercy's Rain is a remarkable historical novel set in 19th century Appalachia that traces the thorny path from bitterness to forgiveness and reveals the victory and strength that comes from simple faith.
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January 18, 2015
Cindy Sproles uses her heart to pen this extraordinary story of one woman's search for true mercy and finds God's love in the midst of tragedy.
March 11, 2015
Mercy’s Rain is the debut novel of Cindy Sproles. This book conjured up lots of different emotions inside of me. Hard to read, it is nevertheless a moving, beautifully written book that explores the pain of abuse and the mercy in God’s love. I would categorize this book as edgy – the scenes are g...
March 11, 2015
Mercy's Rain starts out with these words:
"Married and widowed at thirteen, a mother and childless at fifteen. Ain't nobody should have to learn life like I did. No soul should have to claw their way back from the bowels of hell, scared and scraped up like I was. I hate these memories."
I was dra...
February 28, 2015
I really enjoyed this book. By the end of the first sentence I was hooked. This is a story about Mercy and her life living with a father who is a pastor of a community in the Tennessee mountains. He was an abusive and evil man, one who uses his cruelty in the name of God.
When she finally puts an...
January 03, 2015
I totally loved this book, Cindy K Sproles did a wonderful job of making this a very believable story, and one that you want to keep reading, even after you finish the last page.
Mercy feels her name is more a curse than a call for Mercy, she's raised by an abusive father, The Pastor, and a mothe...
March 03, 2017
A wolf in sheep's clothing
Talk about removing old scabs this book did that. I was a victim of abuse by my spouse who claimed to be a preacher. The character even had the same name. I am so glad I removed myself from this marriage. I am also God gave me the wisdom to see the difference between a w...
March 13, 2015
This book was more than a novel! The setting may be in the 1890’s but the social issues that are involved in the story are still very relevant today: abuse, substance abuse, broken relationships, terminal illness and more. It doesn’t just stop with the suffering and pain involved. The reader is d...
March 19, 2015
This is author Cindy Sproles debut novel, and I must say...I am amazed by it!
Not many Christian novels makes me search my own heart. Not often does Christian fiction leave me in tears. Mercy's Rain is a different kind of Christian fiction. It is a life-changing, healing book. With unusual insight...
March 08, 2015
In Mercy's Rain by Cindy K. Sproles, the main character is Mercy Roller. She lives in the Appalachian mountains. It's the Nineteenth Century. Mercy's father is a pastor. There is her mother and her best friend, Maddie. The mountains change with the beauty of the seasons. This is all of the beauty...
March 09, 2015
Mercy is a young woman who hates her name because it represents what she has lacked her whole life. And when faced with a choice between mercy and retribution, she chooses the latter and pays for it dearly.
I admit this was a difficult book to work through. As I read the last page and closed the c...